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Making the college transition: Advice for first-year students at Saint Rose

Starting college is a wonderful accomplishment, but it can also be a frightening new challenge. You might feel unprepared to take on this new chapter in your life, fearful of what lies ahead. Thankfully, the staff and students at The College of Saint Rose are here to offer new Golden Knights advice that will help you navigate this big transition.…

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The Ultimate Guide to Grocery Shopping in College

Finding foods other than ramen noodles and energy drinks on a college budget can seem impossible. Services like DoorDash and Uber Eats are easy options, but their expensive service fees add up fast. While your experience as a Saint Rose student is designed to enrich you with the knowledge that you’ll need for a prosperous future, there are some lessons…

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Advice for incoming students from a graduating senior

In August 2019, I started my first year at The College of Saint Rose. Now, I’m a senior graduating in May. I’ve learned so much over the last four years, but there are so many things I wish I knew before I came to college. Being the oldest sibling in my family, I am the first one to go to…

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Who does the most homework at Saint Rose?

The thought of walking across the stage and receiving a diploma is what encourages lots of college students to keep their heads up and do their very best in all of their classes.  At Saint Rose, every student’s experience is different. One of the biggest experiences that can vary from student to student is homework. How much homework they’re assigned,…

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In an age of disagreement, how to de-escalate conflict

Nationally, we’ve seen a waning ability to handle conflict and disagreement in a civil way. At The College of Saint Rose, our community values guide us to treat each other with respect. Recently, Dr. Shantel Powell, director of counseling services, and Steve Stella, director of safety and security, provided 10 tips for de-escalating conflict. In moments of crisis, our mental…